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Thoughts on Zion / We Must Overcome Babylon’s Traditions

By Jesse Fisher Early LDS leaders taught that the Saints had brought Babylon's follies with them to Utah and that, in order to build the...

Thoughts on Zion: Have we left Babylon behind?

By Jesse Fisher During the early 1870s, LDS leaders spoke about how the Saints left 'Babylon' for Utah. Have we left Babylon behind us? “We are...

Thoughts on Zion: “And great must be the fall thereof”

By Jesse Fisher Last time we saw from quotes given by early LDS leaders that Babylon is the false organization of society. Let's look now...
Zion

Zion – the True Organization of Society

Elder D. Todd Christofferson said that "The antithesis and antagonist of Zion is Babylon." So, we can learn about both Zion and Babylon by...

Thoughts on Zion: Overcoming Babylon’s greed

By Jesse Fisher In the April 1873 General Conference, President Brigham Young pointed out another value of Babylon, Zion's opposite, that the Saints have yet...
Building Zion

God expected Zion to be built in Utah

Not only did the early LDS leaders teach that the whole point of gathering to Utah was to build a Zion society, but they...